What's the Difference between Bridge of Spies the Book and Bridge of Spies the Movie?

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Bridge of Spies

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Released: 2010
Author: Giles Whittell

Bridge of Spies

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Released: 2015
Director: Steven Spielberg
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In the Book In the Movie
Rudolf Abel
Rudolf Abel
Portrayed by: Mark Rylance
Reino Häyhänen
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Barbara Powers
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Oliver Powers
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James Donovan
James Donovan
Portrayed by: Tom Hanks
Francis Gary Powers
Francis Gary Powers
Portrayed by: Austin Stowell
Wolfgang Vogel
Wolfgang Vogel
Portrayed by: Sebastian Koch
Mary Donovan
Mary Donovan
Portrayed by: Amy Ryan
Frederic Pryor
Frederic Pryor
Portrayed by: Will Rogers
Ivan Schischkin
Ivan Schischkin
Portrayed by: Mikhail Gorevoy
Marvin Makinen
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Bridge of Spies Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Only one missile was launched from the SAM site that destroyed Power's U-2. Other SAM sites launched missiles at a MiG which crashed. Two or three missiles were shot at Power's U-2, one of them exploding and destroying the aircraft.
   Pryor is brought to his father at Checkpoint Charlie. Pryor is released into the custody of a man dressed in a suit.
   Powers was polygraphed as a civilian employee of the USAF in January 1956 prior to Abel's arrest in 1957, not after as depicted in the movie. Powers is shown being polygraphed by the CIA while in uniform.
   Donovan argued Abel's appeal in November 1959, Powers was shot down on 1 May 1960. Donovan appears to have argued the Abel appeal at the Supreme Court on the same day as the U-2 was shot down.
   Men from each side go forward to personally identify Abel and Powers. Powers mistakes Murphy for Bill, but is able to recall the names of his mother, wife and dog when Murphy asks. While waiting for the exchange to happen, men on each side identify the man to be exchanged while staying on their own side of the bridge.
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